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  • Biola News

    Students provide clean water for Honduran village

    Biola’s longest running ministry, the Honduras Water Project, continued with a trip during spring break

    Abbey Bennett — 

    While many Biola students spent their spring break relaxing on the beach, sleeping at their grandparents’ house or hiking the Grand Canyon, 42...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Way — 

    The Museum of Biblical and Sacred Writings joins the Biola community and invites you to view a new exhibit.

  • Biola News

    Alumna appears on Joy Fit Club for extraordinary weight loss

    Liana Sims tells the story of her journey to a healthier, happier life

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Sharing her inspiring weight-loss story with viewers across the country, alumna Liana Sims was featured on the Joy Fit Club nutrition segment of...

  • The Good Book Blog

    John Hutchison — 

    Paradox has a prominent place in Christian theology. Jesus said, “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and the gospel will save it" ... While these paradoxical statements are challenging and even confusing at times, they can also become a source of great comfort and encouragement when life does not turn out the way we expect.

  • The Good Book Blog

    John McKinley — 

    “Here I am again. What does it mean to do this in Christ?” This was my thought as I rode my carbon-fiber bicycle on the streets of Torrance on Sunday afternoon. I was nervously warming up for my first bicycle race after having been away from the sport for 19 years. Many things were familiar and came back to me automatically: pinning the race number on my jersey so the wind wouldn’t catch it, calming myself as I rode around the course, checking how the wind was blowing, and sliding in to the start line so as to be in the front.

  • Biola News

    Torrey Honors Institute professor publishes new research on St. Peter of Damascus

    Greg Peters has written on St. Peter, a previously undocumented monastic figure

    Abbey Bennett — 

    St. Peter of Damascus, a twelfth century contributor to Byzantine monasticism, has been largely understudied and undocumented until now. Biola...

  • Biola News

    Sacred Spaces of Orange County Bus Tour

    What a special day alumni and friends spent touring four unique sacred worship spaces in Orange County on Saturday, March 31st!

    Don Bernstein — 

    What a special day alumni and friends spent touring four unique sacred worship spaces in Orange County on Saturday, March 31st! Thanks to the...

  • Biola News

    Biola Celebrates National Women’s History Month

    Female students encouraged to pursue the calling God has on their life in a special chapel and luncheon

    Tenielle Schroeder — 

    Biola University joined the nation in celebrating Women’s History Month with a chapel and luncheon on Wednesday, March 28. Speakers, musicians and...

  • Biola News

    Biola Hosts Middle Eastern Crisis Conference

    Conference commences with traditional Shabbot dinner

    Jordan Zepeda and Ashleigh Fox — 

    More than 160 dinner guests commenced Biola University’s Israel, the Church and the Middle East Conference with a resounding “Shabbat Shalom” on...

  • Biola News

    Brenda Velasco — 

    Biola hosted a live Twitter chat discussing the Newsweek cover story: "Forget the Church. Follow Jesus." The Storify of #WhoIsJesus found in this...

  • The Good Book Blog

    Kenneth Berding — 

    If you could ask a dozen New Testament scholars to list the five most difficult passages in the New Testament, most would include Romans 7:14-25 on their list. That same group would likely disagree with one another on what interpretive framework is most helpful for interpreting that passage. (Even among those who blog at the Good Book Blog, I know for a fact that there is a diversity of opinion on how best to address this passage). Does Romans 7:14-25 describe Paul’s own struggle with sin as a believer? Does it describe the struggle with sin of someone who has not been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, that is, an unbeliever? Perhaps it is the struggle of a pious old covenant Jew who loves the law of God but struggles to fulfill it? Or maybe it isn’t personal at all; maybe it is a grand analogy of the change from the old covenant to the new covenant?

  • Biola News

    Music in Worship Student Performs on the Tonight Show

    Biola student has joined an emerging musical band

    Abbey Bennett — 

    Last semester he was attending classes, working to earn a degree in music in worship; this semester, he has recorded, performed and toured with a...

  • Biola News

    Biola University alumna and professor takes the stage at the Academy Awards

    Carol Aspling conducts the Southern California Children’s Chorus at the Oscars

    Tenielle Schroeder — 

    Biola alumna and current professor Carol Aspling had the opportunity to lead the Southern California Children’s Chorus (SCCC) at the 84th Academy...

  • Biola News

    Understanding the Middle East Crisis: a Biblical Perspective

    Joel Rosenburg to host conference at Biola University with Chosen People Ministries

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Expecting 2,000 attendees, Biola University with Chosen People Ministries ishosting “Israel, the Church, and the Middle East Crisis” conference...

  • Biola News

    Burgers and Basketball Event Recap

    On Saturday February 25, 120 President’s Circle members gathered together to celebrate Biola’s 104th birthday at the event “Burgers and Basketball.”

    Erin Olsen — 

    On Saturday February 25, 120 President’s Circle members gathered together to celebrate Biola’s 104th birthday at the event “Burgers and...

  • Biola News

    Biola honors exceptional alumni

    Seven alumni receive awards for their accomplishments

    Tenielle Schroeder — 

    Biola University enjoys recognizing their alumni for outstanding achievement by annually giving three awards: the Young Alumni Award, the Cultural...

  • Biola News

    Biola Conservatory professors travel to China to teach and perform

    Biola staff and faculty traveled to minister and perform throughout China’s eastern provinces

    Abbey Bennett — 

    Biola's Conservatory of Music director and two associate professors traveled to China last November, sponsored by the Hunan Province Song and...

  • Biola News

    Women's Basketball Team Advances to NAIA Quarterfinal for the First Time Ever

    Biola Crushes No. 10 Langston to Reach First-Ever NAIA Quarterfinal

    Jeff Hoffman — 

    Charrise Reece scored 16 points and was one of five starters in double-figures as Biola pulled off its second-straight upset over an NAIA Top 10...

  • Biola News

    Alumnus Steve Bridges’ Legacy Remembered

    Join Biola in celebrating Steve Bridges' life

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola alumnus ('86) Steve Bridges passed away unexpectedly at the age of 48 on Saturday, March 3, 2012. Bridges was known around the world for his...

  • Biola News

    Grandparents Day Recap

    Nearly 600 grandparents travelled from 20 different states to visit their 350+ Biola grandkids for our fourth annual Grandparents Day on March 9th.

    Shannon Baker — 

    Nearly 600 grandparents travelled from 20 different states to visit their 350+ Biola grandkids for our fourth annual Grandparents Day on March...

  • Biola News

    Christian Education Professor Addresses ‘Gaps’ in our Spiritual Formation

    Klaus Issler takes issues of money and business head on

    Joseph Gorra — 

    It’s rare today to have business leaders, philanthropists and scholars endorse a spiritual formation book by a professor of Christian education....

  • The Good Book Blog

    John McKinley — 

    Feminine Threads: Women in the Tapestry of Christian History, Diana Lynn Severance (Ross-Shire, Scotland: Christian Focus, 2011) 336 pp. $15 ($12 on Amazon; or $11.39 on Kindle) Overall, the book is challenging and informative for me as a male Christian. I have been mostly ignorant of the many deep and lasting contributions of women throughout the history of the church. The fascinating chronicles informed me to be full of admiration for these particular women, and for Christian women throughout the world today who struggle for basic human rights. I recognize that women continue to be disregarded, demeaned, patronized, minimized, and marginalized in evangelical churches and Western cultures today. Severance’s book is the beginning of a helpful corrective for the church to value women as equal heirs of the gift of grace.

  • Biola News

    Courage and Calling: National Women's History Month

    Alumna Natasha Miller Runs To the Olympics

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Since its founding, Biola has been committed to equipping men and women to serve the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. During National Women's...

  • Biola News

    Students Rally Against Cal Grant Cuts in Sacramento

    Twenty-five Biolans testify at public hearing in Sacramento

    Brenda Velasco — 

    Twenty-five Biola University students recently traveled to the state Capitol in Sacramento to lobby against the proposed 44 percent cuts to the...

  • Biola News

    Biola’s athletes finish strong at NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships

    Eleven All-American honors and five school records broken at three-day championship meet

    Ashleigh Fox — 

    Biola’s indoor track and field athletes finished strong on Saturday, March 3 at the 2012 NAIA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the SPIRE...